The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards have been led by their point guards all season long, and the guards should have a major say in Game 5’s result in Boston on Wednesday.
John Wall has steered the ship for the Wizards throughout the playoffs and has been excellent against Boston. Through the first four games of the series, Wall put up 27.8 points, 12.3 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.8 blocks. The Celtics don’t seem to have an answer for him – at least on the defensive end of the floor.
However, offensively, the Celtics have Isaiah Thomas, who chided the referees after Game 4, claiming they’re letting the Wizards get away with a lot of grabbing. Thomas averaged 33.0 points and 5.7 assists in three games over the Wizards. He also had an impressive 53-point performance in Game 2 against the Wizards.
The Celtics won the first two games of the series at home, but the Wizards held serve in their two home games. Boston is 8-2 SU and ATS in their last 10 games against the Wizards in Boston.